The Gift of the Season



There is much going on with Earth and its people who are in the midst of the holiday season and the aftermath of elections. This is a chaotic time of year; getting ready to celebrate the various holidays, preparing to be with family and friends and purchasing gifts for one another.

Today, take some time and remember the true meaning of the holidays. It is not about shopping for things, even though stores have extended sales over several days for convenience and increased sales. It is still about the true meaning of Christmas or whatever  holiday you choose to honor.

It is time to celebrate. How do you celebrate and what is it you truly celebrate? Does it really matter if your children get the newest phone with all the new features or not? Where are their hearts? Where do they place their attention? The true celebration is the celebration of being, of being who you are and being in the moment.

Go out into nature. Observe how she chooses to spend this time of year. Nature is at rest; at peace. She goes within with her energy, drawing her attention inward and taking the time to rest and renew herself. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, are you taking the time to go within and renew yourself?



People set aside this time of the year to give things and to celebrate. This season, make the time to give thanks on a daily basis. Create a regular practice of gratitude. Take the time to go within and be grateful for each person in your life. What have you learned from each of them? How have they improved your life? These are the gifts we give to each other. What you purchase for another is not as important as the lasting gifts given to you by another and those given in return from you.

What gifts do you give them? How have you changed each of their lives? Monetary gifts are given too much importance. The gifts that come from the heart are what really count.


There was a time, Mary, you also remember so well that it still brings tears to your heart. It was Valentine’s Day and your husband had just gotten out of the hospital. On the way home, you stopped to walk the beach to cheer him up. Tom was upset he had not purchased anything for you. As he looked down, he stopped to pick up a very small stone in the shape of a heart. It is still in your possession today.


A similar situation happened at Christmas time. Your husband begged the doctors to be home for Christmas. Finally, on Christmas Eve he was released from a Denver hospital around 6 p.m. There was no time to shop and not much had been prepared for the holidays. The gift you gave each other was the gift of love, being together at home on Christmas day. Nothing else mattered.

These are examples of the gifts you give each other. Money cannot buy these things. Take the time to tell each other what they mean to you, the importance they have played in your life and how you are so much better off because of the individual being in your life. Celebrate the moment and be grateful for what you do have. There may be times that this becomes more important than buying something. Be with your loved ones during these times and share the gift of each of them being a part of your life.

Archangels Michael, Raphael and Michael and Sri Yukteswar

Wishing you love in all that you do,  Mary



Giving Thanks



Much is occurring on your planet at this time. It is a time of what may be seen as upheaval and chaos. Many worry about the weather and its causes; others are concerned if there will be enough money to live on or about losing their job. Too many worry about their daily needs. Set aside these worries for that is all they are. Know that God always provides.

What the nation and the world need now are many things in the eyes of the people. Some feel it is a better leader; whether it be a republican or democrat does not matter. People look for a leader to guide them during these troubling times.

Perhaps individuals are looking in all the wrong places to solve what they consider the real problems in the world. Where are the leaders who will show the way? They are all within us. It is time to step forward and say no more of this or that. It is time to return to your ways; the ways that made each of you great individuals. It is time for each of you to find what is right; what is in the best interest for all instead of a few. It is time to remember who you are. You are the ones you seek.

Each of you holds a piece of the puzzle within you. It is the piece needed to be played to bring the world back into order. It is the balance of the male and female within you. It is one of a balance within that allows a person to bring that balance and peace into the outer world. It is time to bring joy and harmony back into yourselves and to others. Joy and peace come from within; it is a gift you give yourself. When there are enough who hold and radiate the joy and peace within, then it will extend into the outer world. When there is joy, peace, harmony and the desire to hold that within yourselves, then others also choose more readily to hold the same.



It is time people change their focus to what they truly desire and wish to manifest. Humans have been used to worry and fear. Worry is an aspect of the fear which is a lower vibration in frequency. How can peace and love prevail in a world of lower vibratory frequency? As the United States moves into its holiday season as other nations will too, then why not celebrate what you do have? Make the time to be thankful on the day set aside for giving thanks. Give the gift of love this season. It goes with everything.

For many, this day is just a time to connect with family. Perhaps you are one who does not look forward to being with grumpy grandpa or arguing Allen. How about setting the mood ahead of time. Before going to relatives who have been frantically preparing for the meal and gathering, how about creating your own perfect day. One way to do this is to take some time to sit quietly, whether in meditation, prayer, contemplation or whatever you may choose to call it. As you sit, focus on your heart and feel the comfort and love within. Once there, create your perfect day of gathering with family.

You might wish to fill the room or home with a calming color of blue. Once that settles in, see or intend to see each family member individually and send them your heart-felt love. You can even send your love before you to fill the home. See grumpy grandpa as the great grandfather you always wanted him to be or arguing Allen as accepting and agreeable Allen. Send each relative the love you wish for them to have and be. Create in your mind what you wish to have in your life. How do you want it to play out?



Once you have created your best case scenario and sent each of them love, then prepare yourself. Hold the love you have for each person as you greet them. You might choose to write out a message of gratitude to each person and ask the angels to deliver it to the individual’s soul, telling each person the importance they played in your life and how they affected you in a positive way. Remember, you chose your family for a reason. What did you learn from them? Pick one or two items from your written letter to thank each in person at the gathering.

Step beyond all the problems and choose to give thanks for those who have helped to make you who you are today. Maybe grumpy grandpa used to take you camping and gave you a love for nature and an escape from life’s problems. Thank him for how he affected your life. Perhaps arguing Allen helped you to see different sides of a situation and to look deeper to the motivation behind how individuals react or act to various events.

All of you have something to be thankful for this day. Sit in giving thanks for yourself and for your source. Be thankful that you are here at this time to make a difference in the world; for yourself, for others who came before you to make you who you are today, for those who will come after you and for a better world that you choose to leave for them. Know that you create your world and all that is within it. If you do not like what you see, change it within first and your outer world will reflect the change.


Thank you for being; thank you for being who you are and who you came to be. We honor each and every one of you on this day and thank God for each of you.

Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel and Sri Yukteswar

Wishing you love in all that you do, Mary